Nicki Minaj has been the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons.

The Queen of the Barbs is in love under new management with Kenneth Petty, who is reportedly an old teenage love from her younger days in Queens.

But, details of his past have people raising a very concerned eyebrow.

Apparently, someone pulled Kenneth’s Carfax report and found out he’s a registered sex offender for first-degree attempted rape.

He was convicted at 16, served under four years in jail and was released in 1999.

Nicki offered a tidbit of insight into the situation when she explained to a fan:

He was 15, she was 16… in a relationship. But, go awf, Internet. ? y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life.

In 2006, Petty went back to prison for first-degree manslaughter and served seven years.

It appears the Barbs are divided on whether or not they think Nicki’s new boo is good for her, but she appears to be happy and completely unbothered by all of the chatter.

Well, Nicki Minaj was unbothered until today, when she took to social media to put Jesse Palmer of Daily Mail TV on notice.

The raptress announced she’s going to sue him for defamation because he lied on her on national television. She also advised him to get a good attorney.

You better have a good lawyer, #JessePalmer #ArnoldPalmer You just lied on me on nat’l TV & now you’re being sued.

You better be able to back up what you just said about me with FACTS. #SuperFacts #Defamation ? 

See the original post below.

Nicki then went to Twitter to add:

It’s unclear exactly what Jesse said that shifted the Queen’s crown, but she’s coming for his neck.

At the end of the day, who Nicki Minaj choses to give her good form to is her business. If she likes it – I love it.

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